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Jun 9, 2011

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos hands the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal Barrett during a relief and appointment ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington June 9, 2011. Barrett took charge as the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps as Sgt. Maj. Carlton W. Kent, the predecessor, relinquished his duties as senior enlisted advisor to the Commandant and retired from active service in the Marine Corps.

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